This was not how Brazil had scripted it. The five-times world champions were in control thanks to a trademark Philippe Coutinho screamer and the first step to avenge the trauma from the previous finals looked set to be sure-footed.
Yet one lapse was all it took for Switzerland to crash back into it – Steven Zuber heading the equaliser – and, with a priceless result within their grasp, they were in no mood to relinquish it.
Written by David Hytner at the Rostov Arena
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/17/brazil-switzerland-world-cup-match-report under the title “Switzerland’s Zuber heads controversial equaliser to deny Brazil victory”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.